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Super Smash Bros. (1999)

Nintendô ôru sutâ dairantô Sumasshu burazâzu (original title)
Mario and everybody's favorite Nintendo character battle it out in a no holds barred tournament.

Director:

Masahiro Sakurai

Writers:

Masahiro Sakurai (planning), Masahiro Sakurai (character design: Kirby) | 10 more credits »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Charles Martinet ... Mario / Luigi (voice) (as Charles Martinee)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Link (voice)
Kazumi Totaka Kazumi Totaka ... Yoshi (voice)
Makiko Ômoto Makiko Ômoto ... Kirby / Ness (voice)
Shinobu Satouchi Shinobu Satouchi ... Fox (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu / Tosakinto / Starmie (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Captain Falcon (voice)
Rachael Lillis ... Jigglypuff / Chansey (voice)
Jeff Manning Jeff Manning ... Narrator / Master Hand (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mika Kanai Mika Kanai ... Purin (voice)

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Storyline

Mario and everybody's favorite Nintendo character battle it out in a no holds barred tournament.

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Duke it out as your favorite Nintendo characters See more »


Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The playable characters in this game are all main protagonists in their own video game. See more »

Goofs

Ness uses PSI Fire in the game, an attack he was not capable of using in Earthbound. See more »

Quotes

Jigglypuff: Jigglypuff!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, the announcer normally says, "Congratulations." If you have managed to score over 1 million points, then the announcer says, "Wow! Incredible!" instead. See more »

Alternate Versions

Many changes were made for the Western version. For instance, the attack sounds were replaced by new ones. The How to Play tutorial is different in the Western version. Luigi's Super Jump Punch and Purin's Rest (if timed correctly) make a "PING!" sound, rather than a "punch" as in the Japanese version. A "Congratulations!" picture is shown if one clears 1P Game in the Western version. Purin's name was changed to Jigglypuff. Also, the Beam Sword had different sound effects in the Western version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

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User Reviews

 
A great start to a legendary series
17 December 2018 | by OlicosmicSee all my reviews

It's so strange and awesome to think that something that originally started out as a fighting game with just different colored basic and detail-less models of fighters turned out to be this. One of the most revolutionary crossovers in video game history. It's not just that, because this game introduced one of the funnest fighting mechanics ever. That, of course, is how you defeat an opponent. Instead of just a HP meter (which is still present in the fight against Master Hand), it's now a percentage meter where the more you hit your opponent, the higher it'll go, making them have a bigger chance of getting flown off the stage after a hard blow. That coupled with the phenomenal gameplay that's not only hectic and addictive both alone makes this a must have for N64 owners. The roster is also pretty great, as it has most of the staples that Nintendo fans were hoping for at the time. For a first game, this kicks all sorts of ass (no pun intended). But, much like other firsts in series, every subsequent game afterwards have surpassed it in quality. This game hasn't aged that well at all, as the small number of single player content, somewhat paltry number of battle stages, and graphics that, while looked fine for it's time, don't look all that great anymore with how polygonal everything looks. The single player mode is pretty much the classic mode that Smash fans know and love, but only this time, not randomized, so it's the same no matter what. I understand that this was made on a 5th generation console, so it's understandable that these issues may have not been able to be fixed. But still, there's no denying that this offers the least amount of content compared to every other Smash Bros afterwards. That's not necessarily a bad thing, because that is to be expected with firsts in series, and this game did a fine enough job to be an N64 classic, which is why I recommend anyone who has an N64 or emulator to check this out, as it's not only a great start to a legendary series, but an awesome part of Nintendos history. While I do recommend other Smash Bros games a bit more, this still offers enough fun to definitely be worth your time.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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HAL Laboratory, Nintendo See more »
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